Mildred Lunde, 1920-2014

Published 9:46 am Monday, March 31, 2014


Mildred Lunde

Mildred Marie Lunde, 93, of Austin, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

Mildred was born July 20, 1920, in Brookings, S.D., to Bernard and Lena (Torgerson) Cole.

Mildred married Orion Lunde on Nov. 17, 1945, at Moscow Lutheran Church. During World War II, Mildred worked at Hormel Foods. After Orion returned from the war, they farmed near Moscow for several years before moving to Albert Lea, where Mildred worked at Wilson Foods for over 35 years. In her retirement, Mildred worked as a home health aid for a long time. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, watching birds and traveling. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Mildred was known for her excellent homemade donuts.

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Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, husband Orion, granddaughter Lori Ann, sisters Arlene Draayer and Stella Day, and brother Meredith Cole.

Mildred is survived by her daughters, Donna Mae Gullickson of Austin and Stephanie (Rick) Smith of Austin; grandchildren Aaron (Sarah) Smith of Austin, Ron Gullickson of Missouri, Rick (Connie) Gullickson of Missouri, Byran Gullickson of Austin and Sofia of Austin; great-grandchildren Arianna, Kiara, Brianna, Christian, Joey, Kalani, Amanda and Jason; great-great-grandchildren Camden, Kyra, Katryna and Mckenze; sisters Lanora Ravenhorst of Hollandale and Ina Mae Parr of Austin and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Moscow Lutheran Church with the Rev. Matthew Williams officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.  Wednesday Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.